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Unidentified Photographer

[Unidentified Family Group]

Date ca. 1880
Dimensions Image: 7 3/16 x 4 3/16 in. (18.3 x 10.6 cm)
Mount: 7 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (20.2 x 12.5 cm)
Print medium Photo-Albumen silver-Cabinet card

This family portrait shows a group of seven children, ordered in a line by height, with their mother or another older female relative on the right. The family is desperately poor-the children wear ill-fitting garments and the house is a sturdy but dilapidated cabin, already a relic at the time of this photograph. At least one other photographer posed the same family in front of this cabin, emphasizing the suitability of the view as a stereotypical representation of the old South.

Credit line

Gift of Daniel Cowin, 1990

Feedback Accession No. 394.1990